Speed Up Your Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’s Fingerprint Scanner with This Easy Trick

Furqan Shahid
Speed Up Your Pixel 6 and 6 Pro's Fingerprint Scanner with This Easy Trick

Google finally took the wraps off the Pixel 6 series last month, and the latest phones from Google not only feature a brand new design but upgraded camera hardware as well as in-house Tensor SoC, the latest version of Android, and a lot more that Pixel fans will love.

The Pixel 6 devices are also the first phones from Google that have an under-display fingerprint scanner. However, users have complained about the slower unlocking speed of the fingerprint scanner, considering how we are looking at an optical fingerprint scanner rather than an ultrasonic one found on Galaxy phones.

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Your Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Can Have a Faster Fingerprint Scanner Thanks to a Very Simple Trick

As per Twitter user @ZAKtalksTech, your Pixel 6 device comes with an option to increase the display's touch sensitivity, and doing so improves the in-display fingerprint scanner, too. Making it faster than before.

The trick is relatively simple; all you have to do is go to Settings > Display and look for an option that says "Increase touch sensitivity." Based on the description, it should improve the screen's touch sensitivity when you are using screen protectors. However, enabling this option does seem to improve the fingerprint performance of the Pixel 6.

Although both Pixel 6 devices feature Gorilla Glass Victus on the front, if you are paranoid and you want to be sure that your phone can survive a drop, especially a screen, then we would highly suggest investing in an excellent tempered glass protector.

This setting does not make Google the first company in the race; Samsung has included this option. Still, considering how Samsung phones have been using ultrasonic fingerprints, the situation on those phones is different. The fingerprint has become a lot faster on the Galaxy S21 series, and we are only hoping for better and more matured revisions in future devices as well.

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